We are a one form entry school from Reception through to Year 6. The published admission number for each year is 30 and the total capacity of the school is 210.
Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school:
General Admissions Information
Essex County Council co-ordinates the school's admission for Reception September starters. Further information can be found at Essex Schools Admissions
Telephone: 0345 603 2200
Our catchment area also includes the villages of:
- Audley End
- Little Walden
- Wendens Ambo
Catchment Area Map
2021/2022 Mid Year Applications
All mid-year applications should be made directly to the school, using the mid-year application form available below. Mid-year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to a year group, apart from September admissions to Reception. For applications into existing year groups, a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number for that year group.
All applications will be considered as and when they are received. If a place is available, the oversubscription criteria will be applied to all applicants (including those on the waiting list) to determine who will be offered a place. Anyone making an application under category 2, 7, 8 or 9 must also submit a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). If a mid-year application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens. Applications made for a new academic year will be process in the second half of the Summer term.
A parent can request their child be added to a waiting list if their application is unsuccessful. A child’s position on the waiting list will be determined by the admissions criteria and may change as other children join or leave the list. If a place at the school becomes available it will be offered to the child that best meets the published admission rules. The waiting list will be kept for every academic year until the end of the summer term. To retain a waiting list application after this time an application must be re-submitted.
Parents who wish their child/ren to start during an academic year should telephone the school office to check availability in the year groups/s they are applying for and to make an appointment to view the school.
2021/2022 Admission Policy
2021/2022 Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
2022/2023 Reception Admissions
You can apply for a 2022/2023 Reception place via the Essex County Council website between 8 November 2021 and 15 January 2022. Our Open Morning is on Wednesday 17th November at 9.30am. If you wish to attend, please call the school office (01799 523384) or email (email@example.com) to book a place.
|8th November||Applications Open|
|15th January||Applications Close|
|19th April||National Offer Day|
|18th May||Deadline for lodging appeals|
For more information and to make an application online, please use the link below.
2022/2023 Admissions Policy
2022/2023 Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
2023/2024 Admissions Policy
Deferring Entry for Summer Born Children
Applying for a school place from abroad
Click here for information about applying for a UK school place for your child from outside the United Kingdom.
Advice for Ukrainian families on applying for a school place and accessing childcare in England
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Parents should check with the Local Authority whether children are eligible for School Bus transportation as St Mary's may not be the closest school. Information regarding school transport can be found at School Transport
Appeals are co-ordinated via Essex County Council and further information can be found at Essex Appeals